Useful Links


For Researchers

 

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image001The official site of The Global Institute for Scientific Information
(info on the World Science Research Journals’ Impact Factors)

http://www.jifactor.com

Info on How to Write Articles and Research Papers

http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/introductions.htm

How to write a good abstract for conference and journal papers (guidance from Philip Koopman, Carnegie Mellon University)

https://www.ece.cmu.edu/~koopman/essays/abstract.html

How to Write Your Thesis in 10 Minutes a Day 🙂

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive/phd061913s.gif

What is a Ph.D.?

http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/#print


For Linguists, translators and for those interested in linguistics, philology, and languages

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Russian-to-Belarusian Transliteration Service(in case of a Belarusian keyboard layout being absent)

http://sx.by/

Cyrillics-to-Łacinka and Łacinka-to-Cyrillics Transliteration (or Official Belarusian Transliteration) Service

slounik.org/lat

Guidelines on How to Make Editing Translations (into Belarusian) more Manageable and Successful

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z3TCFvOxIS-IzRxlKv2g2qBWr1ExmKn8_OAGy-nMABc/pub

Up-to-date Information on Belarusian Philology

http://philology.by/

Explore The Languages Of The World

http://www.ethnologue.com/language/bel

The official website of the International Phonetic Association

http://www.langsci.ucl.ac.uk/ipa/ipachart.html

The Law on the Belarusian Spelling and Punctuation Rules

http://libelli.narod.ru/misc/rules.htm#_Toc204867471

The Most Common Mistakes in Belarusian
(info by the company “Prauny pieraklad”)

http://generation.by/news5284.html

Be-Ru and Ru-Be Dictionaries + Definition Dictionary

http://www.skarnik.by/tsbm/16610

News, jokes and even more

https://twitter.com/skarnikby

Belarusian Dictionaries and Encyclopaedia

http://www.slounik.org/

Translation of one or two English Words into the European Languages  simultaneously, with the results being displayed on the Europe Geopolitical Map

http://www.ukdataexplorer.com/european-translator/

Word Search in Belarusian or Russian Online Dictionaries

http://o-db.ru/ru/

Definition Dictionary

http://rv-blr.com/slounik

A large set of Belarusian Dictionaries available for use in the ABBYY Lingvo Dictionary Software

http://lingvodics.com/dics/view/Belarusian

The Collection of Belarusian literary works:

Prose http://rv-blr.com/litaratura, Poetry http://rv-blr.com/vershu , Biography http://rv-blr.com/biography, etc.
For all texts, there is a service that allows you to get an explanatory article for a word by double click on it

Belarusian N-korpus

http://bnkorpus.info/

ETAP-3 Machine Translation System

http://proling.iitp.ru/etap3

The Open Source proof­reading soft­ware LanguageTool now also provides proofreading for the Belarusian language

https://www.languagetool.org/

English Spell Checkers:

http://www.jspell.com/public-spell-checker.html

http://www.reverso.net/spell-checker/english-spelling-grammar/

The following project may be interesting to translators: the system is based on self-learning of bilingual parallel texts

http://www.pere.org.ua/

http://pere.org.ua/cgi-bin/pere.cgi?han=view&wht=faq&lng=uk-ua

Online Machine Translation System BELAZAR (Be->Ru and Ru->Be)

http://belazar.info/

The World Belarusian Dictionary

One can get a word annotation from several dictionaries:

a Spelling Dictionary (Nasha Niva), a Belarusian Language Dictionary and  a Grammatical Dictionary of Nouns

http://be.worldwidedictionary.org

Typing texts with IPA symbols (the IPA Unicode “Keyboard”)

http://rishida.net/scripts/pickers/ipa/

The Unicode “Keyboard” for typing texts with symbols of different languages

http://rishida.net/scripts/pickers/


Good videos to watch

Sherlock and the Belarusian language

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEvruEIh5Wg

Ivan Vasilievich changes the language

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAb_w1LBLbk

Scots in a voice recognition elevator, or why do we need to learn languages

http://www.vgorode.ru/#/people/showPost/tId/2274585/postId/64284096/id/2274584

300 linguists

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAHZB-RW5-M

TED па-беларуску

  • Білі Грэм на TED канферэнцыі 1998 года

https://youtu.be/fYYzJ_6TpYI

  • Робат-фокуснік

https://youtu.be/pSm-Bb3imlM

  • 3D друк

https://youtu.be/9Z12IXGtz1M

(шукайце больш у суполцы Кінаконг – кіно па-беларуску)


For programmers and developers, as well as for those interested in natural language processing

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“All About Natural Language Processing”

http://breakthroughanalysis.com/2013/03/04/all-about-natural-language-processing/

HTML Handbook

http://yurtsevich.info/refs/htmlRef/index.html

A textbook on Natural Language Processing with Python

http://nltk.org/book/

A textbook on Automatic Natural Language Processing

http://artyom.ice-lc.com/science/alukanin_nlproc.pdf

Alchemy API Online-Service that provides wide opportunities for Natural Language Processing
(a real source of inspiration)

http://www.alchemyapi.com/

Digital Humanities – a German website with useful info for those interested in computer-based methods for text processing /methods of Corpus linguistics

http://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/zmi/digitalhumanities/corpora/corpora_1

Many examples on the most basic regular expressions

http://www.regular-expressions.info/characters.html

Online regular expression testing

http://www.pcre.ru/eval/

http://regex101.com/

Unicode Characters and their descriptions

http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/category/No/list.htm

Unicode character table

http://unicode-table.com/ru/#control-character

The most common text symbols and signs ranged by category

http://fsymbols.com/signs/stars/

How to make FineReader more suitable for Belarusian text

http://www.kv.by/content/320436-finereader-vachami-belarusa

Speech recognition and conversion according to UDC (Russian version)

http://teacode.com/online/udc/00/004.934.html

JPG to PDF online converter

http://www.convert-jpg-to-pdf.net/

HMM-based Text-to-Speech System Flite+hts_engine Demonstration Page

http://flite-hts-engine.sp.nitech.ac.jp/index.php

Top Speech Recognition Software Products

http://www.capterra.com/speech-recognition-software/?utf8=%E2%9C%93&users=&commit=Filter+Results

Learn to code in

https://www.codecademy.com/

Demo-version of CiceroLite – program that recognizes hundreds of different types of named entities in English (and some other languages)

http://demo.languagecomputer.com/cicerolite/

(more info here)


Miscellanea for Everyone

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The cheapest ways to travel Europe (especially the Baltic region) with the Estonian Lux Express buses

http://www.luxexpress.eu/en/frequently-asked-questions

http://www.luxexpress.eu/en/bus-stops

The cheapest ways to travel Germany and adjacent countries with high-speed trains of Deutsche Bahn

http://www.bahn.de/i/view/USA/en/index.shtml

Open Online Courses and books for self-education

http://www.openculture.com/free_certificate_courses

www.coursera.org

https://iversity.org/en

Cooking Recipes from Belarus with photos

http://talerka.org/

For tourists: Unique tours led by locals

http://experience.tripster.ru/about/tripster/

Biełaruskaja łacinka (правапіс)

http://ssrlab.by/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/covnAdBielaruskajaMova2PravapisLacinka03adJrh01_2014-09-02.doc


For writing articles in English

Handbook on the principal challenges of plain English style and Grammar

The Elements of Style by William Strunk.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/37134/37134-h/37134-h.htm


Для натхнення ў дызайну (сайтаў, прэзентацый, блогаў)

Here you can find examples of unusual and interesting PowerPoint presentations

http://noteandpoint.com/

Huge collection of book covers

http://bookcoverarchive.com/

The best samples of industrial design

http://www.industrialdesignserved.com/

The most interesting examples of type graphics

http://www.typographyserved.com/

The site is for the lovers of information graphics and visualization of statistics

http://flowingdata.com/

The best examples of the user interfaces

http://zurb.com/patterntap

A gallery of the most interesting and inspiring sites

http://www.siteinspire.com/websites

The most unusual  designs of the sites on the basis HTML5 of technology

http://html5gallery.com/

Excellent HDR photography

http://hdrcreme.com/

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